The grant program aims to address challenges such as systemic oppression, organizational exclusion, institutional discrimination, neglectful policy, and violence against the minds, bodies and cultures of people of color. 

“These research projects are an important part of the university’s work to examine systemic racism. Individually and collectively, they will deepen our understanding of the multifaceted effects of racism and contribute to finding ways to address it,” said Susan Collins, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at U-M.


Assistant Professor Nick Camp's Research Project:


Professor Camp was also recently interviewed by LSA Magazine which delves further into his research on police violence and race. Read the article, Taking It on Trust by Susson Hutton.

The OS program is honored to have Nick as a member of the faculty, as well as the new faculty advisor for our ODI student organization. Nick studies the social psychology of racial inequality, looking at where individuals and institutions meet, like housing and police-community interactions. His Winter 2021 course, Racial Disparities in Policing: Causes, Consequences, and Correctives gets into these thorny issues, and research on ways we can address inequities.